Job Vacancy: Executive Secretary, Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

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Applications are invited for the post of Executive Secretary in the Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP). The ACAP Secretariat is an Intergovernmental Organisation that supports the work of the Agreement in seeking to achieve and maintain a favourable conservation status for albatrosses and petrels. The Secretariat’s Headquarters are located in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

The Executive Secretary will be appointed in accordance with the terms and conditions determined by the Agreement’s staff regulations. Appointment will be for a term of four years, commencing on 1st July 2025, and subject to a satisfactory performance evaluation at the end of the first year of employment. The successful applicant shall be eligible for reappointment for one additional term, with the total length of employment not exceeding eight years. The salary commences at AUD 173,328 and superannuation contributions will be provided. Other terms and conditions associated with the position are available in the Staff Regulations. 

Applications are invited from persons meeting the following criteria:

Essential criteria 

1. Must be a national of an ACAP Party.

2. Experience or detailed knowledge of the operations of international intergovernmental organisations.

3. Representational and promotional skills.

4. Fluency in English.

5. Demonstration of an appropriate level of managerial experience and proven competence, including: (a) the preparation of financial budgets and the management of expenditures, and (b) the organisation of meetings and provision of Secretariat support for high level committees.

Desirable criteria

6. Familiarity with the conservation of albatrosses and petrels.

7. Relevant experience and qualifications.

8. Proficiency in the other languages of ACAP Parties and Range States, in particular the other two official ACAP languages (Spanish and French).

If you're passionate about contributing to the preservtion of albatrosses and petrels, this role offers a meaningful opportunity to be part of a crucial conservation effort. Applications can be submitted in any of ACAP's three official languages. Information on the role can be found in all three languages at the following links:

English: Advertisement of Vacancy for ACAP Executive Secretary 2025 

French: Annonce pour le poste de Secrétaire exécutif de l'ACAP 2025 

Spanish: Anuncio para el cargo de Secretario Ejecutivo del ACAP 2025 

The deadline for applications is close of business 2 April 2024. 

5 February 2024

The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

About ACAP

ACAP Secretariat

119 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000

Tel: +61 3 6165 6674